Programming, theatre planning, auditorium design, and theatre equipment design and specification, i.e. performance lighting, rigging, performance and acoustical drapery, orchestra pit lift, orchestra shell, and seating systems
McCarty Holsaple McCarty
Courtesy of Maryville College
Robert Batey Photography
A partnership project between the cities of Maryville and Alcoa and Maryville College, the Clayton Centre plays a pivotal role in bolstering cultural and economic vitality, and expanding the educational offerings, of its community and region. The Main Performance Hall includes a 1,200-seat multi-purpose theatre, a studio theatre, a choral/rehearsal room, music rehearsal space, and educational and community spaces. The Art and Recital Hall houses a 250-seat recital hall, fine art studios, faculty offices and gallery/exhibit spaces. An arts plaza unites the two buildings and serves as an outdoor venue for performances, festivals and special events.